I’m sure many 2016 resolutions involved kick-starting a healthier lifestyle – I know it was definitely one of mine! I’ve loved my little Nutribullet ever since I first bought it two years ago, so I thought I’d share some of the wonderful things that I use it for. Of course, with it being a blender, one of the best things it can do is juice. More specifically, green juice. There are so many reasons why juicing is good for you… you’ll feel more energized and productive, you’ll flush out nasty toxins, you’ll feel full – not to mention positive, knowing that you’ve done something good for your body. Another perk to green juicing is the effect it has on your skin. It’s like a facial from within, your skin begins to radiate health and a youthful glow. Now, who wants in?
I mix it up every few weeks depending on what I’ve got in my kitchen but these are the standard ingredients I use for this particular juice. Feel free to switch out the ginger if you find that too strong! Also, kale is another great leafy green if you’re not a fan of spinach.
You will need:
- one cup of spinach
- one small apple (here I’ve used a gala apple)
- a small handful of grapes (red or green, seedless)
- a third of cucumber, sliced
- 200 mls of ice cold water
- a squeeze of lemon juice
- two inch slim stick of ginger
- a teaspoon of agave nectar (to sweeten)
This recipe serves two. Pop all of your ingredients into your juicer (or a high power blender like the Nutribullet), and blend! I’d recommend putting the apple closest to the blade as it will take the longest to blend, and the water in last after everything else. Pour into a couple of glasses and feel free to jazz up with a pretty straw (and maybe Instagram it if you’re feelin’ that!).
And that’s it! Fresh green juice for glowing skin.
Let me know if you try this – I’d love to see pictures!